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JJ&Co JJ Jovino. lithgow or bitster?

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Thanks for the interest.  The numbers do match - bolt, receiver, barrel, nose cap, and the fore stock. It was exceptionally clean rifle, with a commensurate amount of dings and scraps.  In real life the wrist band appearance/color is very similar to the receiver metal, so I think it is my (lack of) photography skills.   I have a new respect for the high quality photos available on GB! 

The bayonet is a Lithgow marked 1942 bayonet. It is MA marked 03, 42 , and I believe they shifted manufacturing to Orange in July 1942, so it is one of the last bayonets our of Lithgow (Skennerton).  I attached a couple of photos to show markings better. The markings above the date are (reading top to bottom) MA 907 1. The scabbard is marked Mangrovite '42

As far as shooting - I am using new factory loaded PPU 150gr.  I test fired at about 10 yards and was shooting high right.  At 100 yards I aimed bottom left.   I'll see if I can post a new link to the video.
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Always a good read and worth coming back to this post.

My Lithgow ,The top rifle,  is an E prefix with matching numbers on the key bits denote a completed rifle.

I shoot the BSA and on a good day meaning I'm good it it does well. It is a shame they closed the 300 and 500 yards steel plates as I love banging them for the noise while the fellow shooters with scoped modern rifles are digging dirt all over the hill. When they realize it is an old wood braced 303 I like to see them stopping by to eyeball the old dear.

Thanks for the new postings. Give this old man something to read.


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OK, with a little help from my friends I posted a short clip onto youtube.  If you listen you can hear the "ping" about 100M down range.  I am shooting into the cutout from a ships porthole.  Pretty cool.

Let me know if this link works OK.
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Works fine.
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